The announcement has been made! After weeks of trying to keep it a secret, we can now let everyone know that the Syracuse University Marching Band will be performing at the Super Bowl this year. That’s right, the Super Bowl. The SUMB will be participating in the pregame festivities of Super Bowl XLVIII along with the Rutgers University Marching Band. The performance will take place on Sunday, Feb. 2 at approximately 6pm. We are so excited and honored to be selected to perform at such an esteemed event and are pleased to share this joy with the Rutgers band.

Students of the SUMB are blowing up social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook with the news. Senior Connorlynn Gaffney posted on Facebook, “Marching band has given me some pretty fantastic opportunities, but being told that the last football game I will ever perform at will be the Super Bowl is pretty awesome. Could not ask for a better senior year.”

Senior drum major Jason Kammerer tweeted, “Yankee Stadium, Canada, @MLStadium x3, The @BostonBrass, and now #SuperBowlXLVIII! I’d call that a successful run. Thanks @SU_MarchingBand!”

Other Syracuse University students who are not in the band have even joked on social media about having to learn an instrument now. The SUMB is really making it big.

The SUMB will also be performing on Friday, Dec. 27 at the Texas Bowl where Syracuse University will be taking on the University of Minnesota.

We can’t wait to see where the SUMB will go next.


The release from the NFL:


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